Climbs 256
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces SW

Peter 'pencil in another problem' phillips strikes again... © peterp

Crag features

Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Approach notes

Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
Grades need updating to the new guide. Especially the rediculous trad graded boulder problems...
Smelly Fox - 13/Dec/14
Superb rock quality.
glaramara - 25/Oct/14
Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11
Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10
good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08
outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04
wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Buttress 1 - Far Left Buttress 
2ExtremitiesE1 5c 62
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *13
4Paul's Arete Right Handf5 5b ***128
5Steve's WallE1 5b **114
6Heather CrackD 114
7Heather Wallf4 11
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+ 24
 Buttress 2 - Escalator Wall 
10Roofed CornerD 126
11Little Aretef4 13
12Little CornerD 105
13Fingercrack cornerVD *15
14Overhanging CrackVD 171
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *182
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b 23
17Not So Tight ChimneyHVD *152
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5c 52
19Space TruckinE1 5b *61
20EscalatorHVS 5b **157
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *10
22Mantelshelf CrackVD 196
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a 5
24StaircaseM *167
25Mantelshelf Wall
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VS 4c 91
26Cold Wall
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VS 4c 57
27Hole in the Wall
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HS 4b 73
 Buttress 3 - Beldin Block 
29Left Edge
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f2+ 80
30Inside Left
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S 4a 54
31Old Corner
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VD 123
32Petch's GrooveS 4a 161
33Groove Eliminate
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HS 4b 53
34Twenty Foot CrackVD 233
35North Wall
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HVS 5b 49
36OffspringHVS 5c 13
37Tranmire AreteS 4a **297
38Tranmire CrackVS 4c 103
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *72
40TwixtHVS 5a 8
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **87
42The HandrailHVS 5a 3
43West face eliminateE2 6a 5
44Low Level Traversef6B+ **1
45Beldin DirectHVS 5b *19
46Beldin VariationE1 5b *12
47BeldinHVS 5b ***57
48Original RouteHVS 5a ***97
49gollinglithE2 5c *61
50TachyonE2 5c **9
51ZoomHVS 5c ***95
52AtomicE3 6b *36
53Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *1
54Barnley CrackS 4a *131
55Barnley WallHS 4b *98
56Ulfers CrackVD *101
 Buttress 4 - Wise Crack 
58Forever OnwardE1 5b 20
59Timeless DivideE2 6a 22
60Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 19
61Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C **22
62Agretef6B 21
63Agra Directf5+ 5c *28
64AgraHVS 5b ***91
65Agra Right HandHVS 5b 6
66Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b 19
67Narrow MarginE2 6a 1
68WisecrackE1 6a ***31
69Wisecrack Direct Startf6C 6a *16
70Wisecrack Superdirectf7B 22
71Alan's AreteVS 4c 34
72Mark Turner's Rockover
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VS 5a 16
73Shine OnVD 153
74Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 2
75Mantel OnS 4b 139
76Groove On
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f3 111
 Buttress 5 - Bait 
78Wall Climb
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D 87
79Block AreteHS 4b *64
80Beta BlockerE1 5b *14
81ImpregnableE2 6a **16
82Get NervousE2 5c 1
83Chockstone OverhangHS 4b 31
 Buttress 6 - Squawks 
85Self Suicidef7B+ *17
86Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *15
87Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *42
88Undercut FlakeHS 4b **186
89TiltHVS 5a 7
90Flakeout AreteHVS 5a *16
91Dark CleftVD 34
92Face to Face
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VS 4b 6
 Buttress 7 - Sevens & Eights 
94Forever YoungE2 6a 2
95Seven Up - Variation Start
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E3 6a 8
96Seven UpE2 5c **31
97Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a 2
98FuserS 4a 95
99Tony's TormentHVS 6a 16
100Ian's Irritationf6B+ 2
101Wedge Down CrackHS 4b 54
 Buttress 8 - Sevens & Eights 
103Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *8
104Dennis In DarloE1 5c **58
105Barren WasteE2 5c 13
106Easy GrooveD 104
107Edge RouteM 102
 Buttress 9 - Inconsequential Wall 
109Inconsequential Traversenone 5c 7
110Little Arete
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VD 46
111Roofed Chimney
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M 41
112Awkward Finish
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D 46
113Staircase Mantel
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D 38
 Buttress 10 - Sowden 
115Low Level TraverseHVS 5b 3
116Chris CrossE1 5c 1
117Left Arete
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VD 55
118Frank's Wall
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D 23
119Scratch and Go
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VD 23
120Right Arete
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VD 61
121Problem Wall
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HVS 5b 5
122Left WallVD *71
123Sowden left handE1 5b *16
124SowdenHVS 5a **67
125SinbadE3 6b *5
126Space plucksE3 6a *6
127ForthrightE2 5c *5
128Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c 13
129Witton WallS 4b 35
 Buttress 11 - Lean Buttress 
131Half Way ChockstoneD 58
132Central Bay RouteVD 66
133PsycheHVS 5c 3
134Leany MeanyE1 5c *16
135KillerE4 6b 6
136RipperE1 6a ***84
137Ripper Right HandE3 6c 1
138CyclopsE2 5c * 
139UnforgivenE1 5c *1
140Emergency hatHS 5a/b 5
141The FoxHS 5b 4
 Buttress 12 - Marr's 
143Picnic WallD 78
144Cummin's Route
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HVS 5b 40
145Christopher RobinVS 4b *103
146Right Wall
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HVS 5c 37
147Marr's RouteVS 5a **74
148Da's RouteVS 5a 21
149ModeratorM 87
150Pa's RouteS 4b 105
151Gully Wall
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S 4b 38
152Little Gully
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M 48
 Buttress 13 - Left Twin 
154Friday The Thirteenthf5+ 6a 23
155sunday 20thf6B 6b *50
156Slipwayf6B 6a 8
 Buttress 13 - Right Twin 
158Siamese BridgeD 63
159Right Hand Twinf5+ 5c **130
160Leaning Wallf6C 6b *70
161Strictly Personalf6A 6a *38
162Brush Upf5 3
 Buttress 14 - The Deck 
164Pothole ChimneyD 29
165Jack the LadHS 4b 58
166String VestHVS 6a 14
167Withering HeightsHVS 5c *15
168Aces High Left Hand
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VS 4c 10
169Aces HighVS 4c **145
170Aces High Right Hand
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S 4b 15
171TrumpsVS 4c *60
172Trumps Right HandHS 4b 57
 Buttress 15 - Ellingstring Buttress 
174Heather Wall
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D 88
175Itchy and ScratchyVD 106
176Pinnacle ChimneyD 140
177Two Startled SheepVS 5b 25
178Yaud WallVS 5a 120
179EllingstringVS 4c **177
180DiagonalVS 4c *174
181GymnastVS 5c 24
182FiddlesticksVS 5b 35
183GirgleVD 30
 Buttress 16 - Stainthorpe's Wall 
185Sweet SixteenVD 38
186FearbyVS 4b 78
187Alan's WallHVS 5a **49
188Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *91
189Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *35
190Only SixteenE1 5b 22
191FascionationbyE2 5c 13
 Buttress 17 - Happy Daze 
193Jug Handle Pull UpVD 137
194Wall CentreVS 4c *124
195Happy DazeVS 4c 92
196Double MantleshelfVD 169
197Out on BailHVS 5c 28
198Right EdgeHVS 5c *70
 Buttress 18 - Worthless Buttress 
200Easy Mantleshelf
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D 29
201Right ArÍteVD 16
 Buttress 19 - Lay By 
203Rock OverVS 4c 51
204Hand TraverseD *81
205Lay-By Aretef7B+ ***36
206Lay-byHVS 6a 151
207Little Baldyf6C 6c *8
208Rock On Left-handf6A 6a *57
209Rock OnHVS 5c *77
210Rock OffHVS 5b 36
211All OffHVS 5a 47
 Buttress 20 - Overhanging Arete 
213Ten Foot ModerateM 114
214Ten Foot Aretef4 22
215Twenty SomethingVS 4c 118
216Overhanging Aretef5+ 6a *148
217Reason and Rowanf6A+ 6
218Flaky WallHS 4b 190
219Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **21
220Left WallHVD 70
221Two ChockstonesD 97
222Right OverhangD 45
 Lower Tier - Tea Party Slabs 
224Welcome WallVS 4b 259
225Stereo AndroidVS 4c 200
226Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 16
227Stereo Right HandS 117
228Tommy's Dilemma
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VD 353
229Gypsy WhamVD 305
230Tea Party SlabVS 5a 260
231Question of BalanceVS 5c 257
232Right Edge (II)VS 5b 211
 The Son - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
234Son of a BitchHVS 5c 1
235Sidewinderf7A 6b 5
236Exocetf8A * 
237Stipulef7C 4
238Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+ 8
239Curving CrackVS 4c 82
240Curving Crack Aretef5 5b 80
241Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A 83
 Steptoe - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
243Bert WellsHVS 5b 43
244Centre Leftf5+ 5c 67
245SteptoeHVS 6a **75
246TiptoeVS 5a ***317
247Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *12
248Bridge Chimney
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D 34
249No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b 12
250Shorty's Dilemma
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V3 14
 The Left Cheek - The Upper Tier 
252Stomach Traversenone amusin *37
253Bratt Pack
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VS 4c 35
254Play a long
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HVS 5b 14
255Wild Thing
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VS 4b 32
256Cunning Stunts
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V3 8
 The Right Cheek - Upper Tier 
258Micro Cornerf7A 6b **50
259Micro Coronaryf7B+ ** 
260Problem Arete
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VS 4c 79
261Slab and Mantelshelf
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M 36
262Left Arete (II)D 70
263Goblin's Ear
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VD 105
 Buttress 22 - All the Twos 
2653.3 Metre SlabHS 4b 77
266Ten Foot SlabD 92
267Davies AreteV1 *21
268Davies Rampf6B 6a 43
269Simple Sallyf7A+ *34
270HoleshotV8 1
271Small DynoV3 *6
272Cypherf8B ***1
273Chockstone Pull UpD 98
 Sulky Little Boys 
275Supple Wallf6B 6b **41
276Sulky little boys left handV4 ** 
277Sulky Little Boysf7A+ ***71
278Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***4
279Slanting Flake -LHf5+ 5c *182
280Slanting FlakeHS 4b **375
281Everything CountsV9 1
 Unconfirmed 

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